(Southern Pines)….The NCCIA is mourning the loss of State Representative Linda Johnson (R-Cabarrus) from a stroke on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Concord. As our key supporter in the State House, Johnson had championed the Captive Insurance program since its passage in 2013. Johnson was in her 10th term in the General Assembly, accumulating seniority that saw her become Co-Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
A service celebrating her life was held at the N. Kannapolis Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 22, attended by over 50 members of the House, and the House leadership led by Speaker Tim Moore. US Senator Thom Tillis, a former Speaker of the NC House, was also in attendance. Representing NCCIA were Alex Webb, Lane Brown and Tom Adams.
Representative Johnson was the recipient of several awards from NCCIA, most recently in 2019 celebrating her commitment to public service for all of North Carolina and in particular for support of the captive insurance industry. Speaking for the captive industry Alex Webb said simply “Linda will be greatly missed.”